How Did Clark Haggans Die? Former Steelers Linebacker And Super Bowl XL Champion Dies Aged 46

How Did Clark Haggans Die? Former Steelers Linebacker And Super Bowl XL Champion Dies Aged 46

Former Steelers quarterback Clark Hagans, a member of the team that won Super Bowl XL, has tragically passed away, a Pittsburgh sports radio host announced Tuesday. Hagans is 46 years old. No reason was given to the NFL star. Hagans was an NFL player for 13 seasons, including eight with the Steelers between 2000 and 2007.

Hagans had nine sacks in the 2005 season, a career best. He sacked Seattle Patriots Matt Hasselbeck in the first practice session of the Steelers' 21-10 Super Bowl XL victory. Hagans then played for the Cardinals and 49ers and returned to the Super Bowl in 2012, where San Francisco won the NFC Championship.

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Hagans excelled at Colorado State University and his achievements eventually landed him in the university's Hall of Fame.

After teammate Joey Porter was drafted a year earlier, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. "I'm excited to see Melmel and Joey standing with open arms. They should play that reunion song," Hagans told in 2019.

The quarterback also remembers his first NFL game, which occurred on July 30, 2000, in a preseason game against the Cowboys.

"I was blown away when I saw Troy Aikman. I used him on my Techno Bowl team," Hagans said. "Randall Cunningham was on their team at the time and when they snapped the ball, I didn't move. It was all so fast - I just stood there holding my hand."

An unforgettable career

There are also very large playbooks in professional circles.

"Before the seniors, my coach told me — the kid with the ball — to hold it and score. If we get more points than the other team, I'll be happy," Hagans said. "Now I've got to learn about curveballs, big packs, spread attacks and two-minute attacks. It's crazy. It's not just about the kid with the ball.

The 2005 Steelers made history by becoming the first team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl as the sixth seed. They had a lot of confidence in their defense in the playoffs, which was a big part of their success.

Hagans said in 2019, "A good memory is a Super Bowl winner." The best thing was that Joey was the first person to see the confetti fall. It was the best thing for us at the time. We won the Super Bowl together here.

The 6-foot-4 star enjoyed a 13-year NFL career as a representative of the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the year He retired from professional football in 2013 and later became a prominent supporter of the Black Out Child Abuse charity.

Following the news of his death on Tuesday, NFL fans paid tribute to Clark on various social media platforms.

"Clark is loved. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. Most of all he loved his children. RIP Clark," one fan wrote.

"Thanks Clark for the memories," wrote another.

"My favorite football sheep. The game below was my freshman year at CSU at the old Mile High Stadium. I will never forget this game. Thanks for the memories!" Another wrote.

He is survived by his son Damon and daughter Aliana.

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